Explore Schools is a network of public charter schools providing 2,000 students in Brooklyn with the outstanding education they deserve. Their goal is to provide students with curriculum and instruction that is both standards-aligned and culturally responsive. Its approach is designed to provide the conditions that nurture students as critical thinkers and natural problem-solvers. As an organization, Explore is committed to engaging in work that disrupts and roots out systems and structures that perpetuate white supremacy. They intentionally seek to build and maintain an identity diverse and talented team that reflects the backgrounds and experiences of their students and creates an inclusive environment for all employees.
Explore Schools believes that all children can learn when immersed in a rich environment full of high expectations, rigorous academics, and caring, committed adults. The network believes equity and excellence are not mutually exclusive—they believe that it is possible to meet the needs of all students in their schools, while actively engaging parents and driving toward excellent academic results. They believe it is both their privilege and responsibility to help close the opportunity gap in the Brooklyn community.
As a key member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) reports to the Chief Executive Officer and assumes a strategic role in the overall management of Explore Schools. The COO oversees financial, operational, human resources, and talent to ensure the organization's effectiveness & impact. Working closely with network and school leaders, the COO is responsible for developing and executing a strategic vision for all non-instructional components of the organization. They will be expected to manage the following:
Vision-setting and innovation
Team functions under the COO's purview: The COO will directly supervise Senior Leaders across the following organizational functions: Finance
Talent and Human Resources
Compliance, Risk Management, and Board Governance
Qualities the COO will possess:
Location: Explore Schools is a network of 8 charter schools located in Canarsie, Crown Heights, and Flatbush communities of Brooklyn, NY. Their network office is located in DUMBO, Brooklyn. For this position:
Additionally, as a member of the Explore Schools community, you can expect:
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As discussed in the About the Organization section, Explore Schools is an equal opportunity employer. It is important to them that all staff members have a place of employment that is free of discrimination of all kinds and where staff can bring their authentic selves to work. They do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran, or military status. If any employee or applicant believes they have been discriminated against, they should let Rachel Modica-Russell (email@example.com) or Tiffany Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org) know immediately.
Like Explore Schools, On-Ramps is deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe social change happens when people with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and identities come together with a common purpose.
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